In the fast-changing world of smartphones, companies always try to do more and make better phones. When they launch a new phone, they add new things to make it more impressive. But some phones go even further and do really special things.
These smartphones are for people who want to distinguish their identity from the masses. These custom phones are built with all sorts of earthly materials like gold, platinum, and of course the epitome of luxury diamonds.
These Are the World’s Most Expensive Phones
1. Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond
Price: $48.5 Million
This custom iPhone 6 which made its debut back in 2014 was designed and released by the luxury brand Falcon in the United States. It sported a sleek and elegant design, featuring an outer casing made of 24-carat gold. There were also options for rose gold and platinum finishes. The standout feature of this phone was a sizable pink diamond embedded right in the middle of its back, just below the Apple logo.
Although this particular iPhone 6 model has been discontinued, it still holds the distinction of being one of the world’s most expensive smartphones ever made. Some of its notable specifications included a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen, a dual-core A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, and storage capacities of up to 128GB. The phone also boasted a battery with a capacity of approximately 1,810 mAh.
2. Black Diamond iPhone 5
Price: $15.3 Million
The $15.3 million iPhone 5 Black Diamond is quite something amazing. It’s made from 135 grams of pure 24-carat gold, and it took nine weeks to put together. The frame of the phone has 600 white diamonds in it, and the Apple logo on the back has 53 of those diamonds. They also used a special kind of tough glass called sapphire for the screen.
But the real star of this black-and-gold iPhone 5 is the home button. Instead of a regular button, there’s a giant black diamond there. This black diamond weighs 26 carats and used to belong to a Chinese businessman who asked Stuart Hughes, a luxury product maker, to make this phone for him.
3. Stuart Hughes iPhone 4S Elite Gold
Price: $9.4 Million
The third most expensive phone is an iPhone 4s, created by Stuart Hughes. This phone’s bezel is meticulously handcrafted from rosewood, and embellished with an astonishing collection of over 500 flawless diamonds, amounting to more than 100 carats in total. Its back panel and logo are both constructed from 24-carat gold, and even the Apple logo is adorned with 53 diamonds. Surprisingly, the home button itself is an 8.6-carat diamond. Additionally, the phone includes a spare 7.4-carat diamond in case the owner misplaces the larger one. The device is presented in a chest crafted from solid platinum, featuring polished sections of authentic dinosaur bone from a T-REX, along with rare gemstones like Opal, Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz, and Star Sunstone.
4. Stuart Hughes iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
Price: $8 Million
Following the lead of the iPhone 4s Elite Gold version, Stuart Hughes gave another sparkling makeover for an Apple product. This one, as stated on the official website, is adorned with around 500 individual flawless diamonds, amounting to a remarkable total of over 100 carats.
Despite a price difference of more than a million dollars, there are notable differences in the specifications between the two. In this version, the back section features a rose gold plating, and the Apple logo is adorned with 53 diamonds.
5. Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme
Price: $3.2 Million
This luxury phone is among the most prestigious creations crafted by British designer Stuart Hughes and his company Goldstriker. It’s constructed from 271 grams of pure solid gold, specifically 22-carat gold. Embedded within are over 200 diamonds, with 53 of them gracing the Apple logo, and a notable 7.1-carat diamond adorns the start button.
The phone’s chest is even made from a block of granite. Originally made for an Australian businessman, it has consistently ranked as one of the world’s most expensive and luxurious phones.
6. iPhone 3G Kings Button
Price: $2.5 Million
If you thought the iPhone 4s was outdated, take a look at the refurbished iPhone 3G that follows. Although there’s no official information available, the diamond-studded exterior tells its own story. Austrian designer Peter Alisson created this phone, and it’s coated in 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold.
7. Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Price: $1.3 Million
Manufacturer: JSC Ancort
The Diamond Crypto Smartphone, once the world’s most expensive phone, was designed by Peter Aloisson and crafted by the Russian company JSC Ancort. This phone is quite special—it’s made of solid platinum and has a logo and navigation key made of rose gold, adorned with 28 round cut diamonds. In total, there are 50 diamonds on this stunning device, including 10 rare blue ones. The wooden sides of the phone are made from Macassar ebony, which has been carefully polished by hand.
What’s unique about this smartphone is that it’s said to use strong encryption technology to protect information from things like kidnapping, blackmail, financial extortion, and corruption by government officials.
8. Goldvish Le Million
Price: $1.3 Million
This super fancy phone is the most expensive one ever made by GoldVish, and it even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the priciest and most exclusive phone for a while. It’s covered in gold, and the main material used is 18-karat white gold. Plus, it’s decked out with a whopping 120 carats of really high-quality diamonds (VVS-1 graded).
The design, done by Emmanuel Gueit, is like a work of art, and they only made three of these phones, targeting the super-rich. This extravagant device shines with 18-carat gold, and you can pick from rose, yellow, or white gold colours.
9. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
Price: $1 Million
This phone comes from a traditional purveyor of luxury handsets Gresso, and is called Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot. This million-dollar gadget which was created in 200d in Switzerland is made of several black diamonds and over 180 grams of gold.
The black panel is made of one of the oldest and most expensive wood in the world which was extracted from an African tree with over 200 years of existence. Its keypad consists of 17 manually polished and laser-etched sapphires weighing 32k.
10. Goldvish Revolution
The Goldvish Revolution is known as the most expensive and luxurious phone globally! It’s a bit unusual because it combines features from Mobiado and Motorola Aura. The coolest thing about this fancy device is that it has a mechanical watch and a cellphone in one unit. It’s made with lots of shiny gold and diamonds, and its design is incredibly stylish.
This phone looks nice and has some really impressive features. It even made it into the Guinness World Records as the most unique Candybar version ever released by Goldvish.
11. Vertu Signature Cobra
This phone was produced through a partnership between the mobile phone brand Vertu and the luxury jewellery company Bucheron. Together, they made the world’s first limited-edition cell phones that are like pieces of jewellery, made from gold and precious stones. The Vertu Signature Cobra is the first phone on the list of the most expensive and luxurious ones that cost less than a million dollars. It’s a regular cell phone but covered in gold and gemstones. What’s neat is that buyers can choose from various designs based on what they like.
12. BlackDiamond VIPN Smartphone
Manufacturer: Sony Ericsson
Among the most expensive mobile phones is the Sony Ericsson’s Black Diamond created by Jaren Goh. This phone has a mirror-like finish, uses special technology for the screen, and looks stylish. Sony is known for its excellent screens, and this phone is no different. It’s even got two diamonds on it, one on the navigation buttons and another one on the back of the phone.